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post #46 of 251

I've been considering checking out genelec. Is that crazy? Could the sound really be that much better?

 

post #47 of 251

thanks but i really prefer actives. will read around at your recommendations

post #48 of 251

there really arent many 2.0 speakers made that are good for bookshelf full frequency response.

 

what i would suggest is four 8inch woofers (two per side) and then a single 5.25 inch midrange on each side (with a tweeter of course)

this will allow you to keep the speakers as 'bookshelf' units (rather large, but they still fit !!)

the bass extension will be far superior to anything in that price range already pre-built.

 

you can find a used sony receiver with a blown surround channel or blown center channel for cheap to power the speakers .. or you could look into some sort of bash amplifier and put one in each (or just one) bookshelf cabinet.

 

you have a chance to really stretch your dollar.. why not take it?

post #49 of 251
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Originally Posted by Xombie11 View Post

 

 

Well, those are all the speakers I've gone through so far. And I still have not yet found the perfect pair. 

 

Any suggestions?

 

To help me update my list, please let me know which additional speakers you've heard and where you think they'd fit.

 

Other speakers I'd like to check out (or perhaps hear of others' experiences with):

1. B&W MM-1

2. Genelec 6010a

3. Mackie MR5

4. KRK Rockit 5 G2

5. Swans M200MKII/III

6. Scandyna Drops/Smallpod

 

More to come...

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Swans M200 MKIII is one of the best active Bookshelf Speaker I've Ever Heard !, i think it must be in the upper steps on this podium !

Swans M200 MKII are very different, the sound is less precise, there's less volume even at low sound-level...
 

post #50 of 251
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thanks but i really prefer actives. will read around at your recommendations


????  

 

Both the Genelec and Wharfedale Pro speakers are active speakers...

post #51 of 251


 

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thanks but i really prefer actives. will read around at your recommendations


Cool, in the end you have to be happy that is all that matters!

 

Good luck and let us know what you end up with.

 

 

EDIT:  

WGB113- I think he was responding to my rec of looking at passives as well.

 

cheers


Edited by bixby - 8/25/10 at 2:56pm
post #52 of 251
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Swans M200 MKIII is one of the best active Bookshelf Speaker I've Ever Heard !, i think it must be in the upper steps on this podium !

Swans M200 MKII are very different, the sound is less precise, there's less volume even at low sound-level...
 


I've had the MK1/MK2 as well as the t200a many years back and all I can tell you is that you need to try other speakers. They aren't even close.

post #53 of 251

Can you get the Genelec 6010a for sub $500?

post #54 of 251
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Can you get the Genelec 6010a for sub $500?


You would have to ask for a discount or find a used pair.

post #55 of 251
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Can you get the Genelec 6010a for sub $500?





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You would have to ask for a discount or find a used pair.


 

Ye mean for two of them?

post #56 of 251

What is the usual price for a pair of 6040As and the accompanying subwoofer? In euros if possible.


Edited by Defenestrator - 8/25/10 at 7:08pm
post #57 of 251

EDIT: Can't we delete posts?

post #58 of 251

So what's the best Active monitor pair under 300$ /w Front Ports. I guess that leaves  few options eh? 

 

KRK and Behringer? that's about it

post #59 of 251

Ports are where you plug in the power cable?

post #60 of 251

How does the BX8a Deluxe compare to the BX5a Deluxe? I know the first one has a larger low frequency speaker and goes a bit lower but is it really worth the extra money? I'm thinking of replacing my AV40s and I'm in search for some decent near field monitors. My budget is around 300€, give or take 15€ for shipping.


Edited by Steve-o27 - 8/28/10 at 5:06pm
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